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25-year-old Mark Cowart was booked on February 6th for masturbating at the Vanderbilt University Divinity Library. Officers responded to a report of a man on the second floor watching pornography on a library computer. Officers then received a second call that he was now actively masturbating. When officers arrived, they observed Cowart sitting at a computer watching porn, with his sweatpants pulled down and his hands in his boxers, actively masturbating. The officer tried to handcuff him, but he was able to slip away due to an unknown substance on both hands. When he was finally arrested, he admitted to masturbating inside the library because he was “horny.” At least seven people witnessed Cowart masturbating inside the library. Officers noted there was an M&M tube located near the computer, which contained a glass pipe and tobacco. He was then transported to the Downtown Detention Center for processing.
Mark J. Cowart was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on February 6th, charged with public indecency, resisting arrest, and trespass. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $3,500.
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